St. John’s MSOC Falls To Maryland In Extra Time

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St. John's men's soccer head coach Dr. Dave Masur. Photo: St. John's University

It took 109 minutes, but St. John’s seven-game winning streak is history.

The No. 9 Red Storm fell to No. 25 Maryland 1-0 in extra time Monday night on the road in College Park, Md.

The game-winner came in the 109th minute as the Terapins Brett St. Martin found the back of the net following a corner kick. The loss was the first of the season for St. John’s, which came into the match-up with the defending national champions at 7-0-0.

On the game-winning play, St. John’s appeared to clear the initial threat as keeper Luka Gavran was able to punch the ball outside the box. However, Gavran was knocked to the ground on the play and was unable to recover and stop a deflected Maryland shot.

The Terrapins outshot St. John’s 12-7 with five of those shots coming in the two extra time periods. The Red Storm had only one shot in extra time. 

Big East Offensive Player of the Week Niko Petridis led the Red Storm with two shots on goal. Five other players had one shot each. 

St. John’s will next be on the pitch September 28 when it travels to Butler. Game time in Indianapolis is 7 p.m.